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May 15, 2007

Law School Classmates Criticize Gonzales

More than 50 of the 500 members of the class of 1982 at Harvard law School sent a letter to AG Alberto Gonzales urging him to restore respect for the rule of law.  The effort arose after a recent class reunion.

“As lawyers, and as a matter of principle, we can no longer be silent about this administration’s consistent disdain for the liberties we hold dear,” those classmates said in a letter to Mr. Gonzales today. “Your failure to stand for the rule of law, particularly when faced with a president who makes the aggrandized claim of being a unitary executive, takes this country down a dangerous path.”

The letter urged President Bush and Mr. Gonzales “to relent from this reckless path, and begin to restore respect for the rule of law we all learned to love many years ago.”

Hat tip to ReaderofTeaLeaves

UPDATE:  A DailyKos diarist, Ioo, has put up a picture of the letter that was published yesterday in the WAPO as an advertisement.


Posted by Lynn Allen on May 15, 2007 at 10:41 PM in National and International Politics | Permalink


Do the other 450 approve of Gonzo?

Posted by: op99 | May 15, 2007 11:26:06 PM

One hopes not. I think this was a pretty informal effort. Perhaps some great proportion of the remaining fellow students will jump on as well.

Posted by: Lynn | May 16, 2007 9:19:15 AM

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